Traveling is Safe, but DVT Can Happen No Matter How You Get There

Experts are saying that regardless if you are flying, taking a train, or driving, travelers are at equal risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

There have always been implications of extra risk to those with existing cardiovascular health issues and traveling, including DVT. Oxygen However, with proper care and management, there should be no threat to health on short or medium length travels as long as a few simple precautions are taken:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, tea, or coffee. (Diuretics that can enhance dehydration)
  • Take a blood thinner.
  • Wear compression stockings, such as Jobst, Sigvaris or JUZO.

No adverse circulatory affects were found due to traveling, apart from those with existing conditions. So if you're in reasonably good health with no venous issues before flying, you're probably OK. And even if you have DVT, taking these easy steps and precautions when traveling will not only help keep you healthy but make your flight much more comfortable.

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